Reviews

La Bohème

Anne Marie Lewis’ voice is a treat for the ears, and she’s a fine actress as well, making the doomed Mimi completely believable.--Julie Jensen, The Dispatch/Rock Island Argus

Lewis is likewise a strong singer, performing her tragic role with sensitive, beautiful singing that packs a major emotional punch.--Ruby Nancy, Quad-City Times

It was obvious from her performance that Chicago vocalist Anne Marie Lewis has frequently played Mimi to Ashcraft’s Rodolfo, and the chemistry between them as lovers was tender and believable. Lewis has a lovely soprano voice, and she sang with great warmth and expression. The two declared their love for one another in a beautiful duet in which their voices blended in a harmonious, lilting vocal dance.--Johanna Welzenbach-Hilliard, River Cities' Reader

As Mimi, soprano Anne Marie Lewis played the brave heroine with grace. It would be easy to make Mimi a pathetic character, but Lewis brings both spunk and gentleness to the role. Her duets with Rodolfo are both poignant and very moving. The one thing I’ve always believed about opera is that, although the libretto may be in another language, the emotion always comes through loud and clear. Such is the case with Lewis.--Anne McItree Noble, Battle Creek Enquirer

…Marcello and soprano Anne Marie Lewis as Musetta created fireworks of their own, emotionally and vocally. Lewis delivered “Musetta’s Waltz” – a boastful declaration of female power designed to taunt and seduce Marcello – with passion.--Ellis Widner, Arkansas Democrat-Gazette

Anne Marie Lewis’ Musetta was just about the best performance of this role I can recall anywhere…achieving what more famous sopranos never do in the part: an unforced sexiness and self-assurance…--Jason T. McVicker, The Windy City Times

Carmen

If Carmen steals Don Jose from his hometown girl, Micaela, in turn, stole audience hearts Saturday, as sung by Anne Marie Lewis. Lewis’ singing was all luster, innocence and heartbreak, beginning her Act I duet with Don Jose, “Parle-moi de ma mere.” --Susan Isaacs Nisbitt, Ann Arbor News

Soprano Anne Marie Lewis had a lovely voice in her role as Micaela and opens the second act with a gorgeous aria.--Terry Rindfleisch, LaCrosse Tribune

Don Pasquale

Anne Marie Lewis sparkled as the spunky Norina….Lewis is a fine actress with a flexible soprano voice… --Dorothy Andries, Pioneer Press

One Night in Venice

Standing out from the Venetian crowd was soprano Anne Marie Lewis. …Her voice was so pure and melodious. …A gifted actress, Lewis added humor…--Lynn Voedisch, Chicago Sun-Times

Soprano Anne Marie Lewis…supplies vocal suppleness and grace where needed, yet steals the show’s funniest moments the way she tipsily responds to the Duke’s advances…--Dennis Polkow, Chicago Tribune

La Traviata

The best acting came from Anne Marie Lewis as Violetta, who displayed a real feel for the character of the self-sacrificing courtesan and projected it even from behind a music stand.--Sarah Bryan Miller, Chicago Tribune

Little Women

The elders also excel, from Anne Marie Lewis’ proud Alma… --Donald Rosenbert, Cleveland Plain Dealer

Pride and Prejudice

Anne Marie Lewis made a meal out of "My Poor Nerves" (what else would Mrs. Bennet's solo be called?). --Jeff Nigro, steadstylechicago.com

Persuasion

Chamber Opera Chicago’s production of Persuasion, a musical adapted by Barbara Landis from the Jane Austen novel, was a treat for the eyes and ears at Shanklin Theatre on Sunday.  Anne Marie Lewis as Mary Elliot Musgrove gave another noteworthy performance, often descending into fits of hysteria. She and Landis, as Anne Elliot, complemented each other well, and their encounters often brought with them a sweet, sisterly humour.--Emily Scotcher, Yoppul.co.uk

Several light-hearted moments keep the story moving at a reasonable pace. In particular Anne Marie Lewis’ portrayal of the highly-dramatic Mary Musgrove is both engaging and witty.--Sam Murray, Slough and South Bucks Observer

There are a great many highlights to this performance. Particular mention should go to Anne Marie Lewis for her constantly reacting and vibrant Mary.--Joshua Clarke, broadwaybaby.com

… John Boss as Sir Walter and Anne Marie Lewis as Mary are comic delights …--Lisa Findley, Centerstage

I especially enjoyed Anne Marie Lewis’s skillful handling of the whining, self-centered Mary Musgrove, one of the most annoying characters penned by a master of annoying characters.--Lori Davis, Chicago Stage Style

Anne has to go off to stay with her hypochondriac younger sister Mary – sung with great presence by Anne Marie Lewis.--Thom Dibdin, alledinburghtheatre.com